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How to start preparing for your year-end tax planning
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

The end of the year is fast approaching — which means it's time to start thinking about year-end tax planning, both for your business and personal accounts. Planning early will help ensure maximum benefits. “Many items within tax planning are time ...more »

Lockout villains: A lot of blame to go around
SportingNews.comNovember 1, 2011

Stern has repeatedly patted himself on the back for getting owners to make “concessions” on those issues, but as union officials repeatedly point out, he shouldn't get credit for making concessions on an impossible proposal. In the bigger picture, ...more »

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Audit Defence
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The US Government has no regard for the People or Freedom of Speech
NUG MagazineNovember 3, 2011

Taxes – taxation without representation – Harborside Health Center just got hit with a $2.4 million tax bill after an IRS audit of their 2007 and 2008 tax returns. The government ruled that the dispensary could not make normal business deductions, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Needs To Improve Non-Resident Withholding
Tax-news.comNovember 7, 2011

An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programme designed to foster the withholding of taxes from non-resident aliens earning income in the United States needs improvement, according to an audit report released by ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Cloud Computing - New Buzzword, Old Legal Issues
TechNewsWorldNovember 9, 2011

One solid way to do that is to have the ability to audit. Establish the right to audit cloud IT operations. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded companies to comply with laws of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) including ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Lawyer acquitted of misusing state funds | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-11-07
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 7, 2011

According to a statement by the office of US Attorney Zane D. Memeger, the Jones' used loan funds to pay off personal credit card debt, buy tickets to professional sports games and used $160000 to "replenish funds Jones took from his law firm trust ...more »

Property Taxes
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Land bank proposed for county
Columbus DispatchNovember 6, 2011

He said he wants to use the nonprofit Central Ohio Community Improvement Corp. to govern the land bank. The improvement corporation would recommend which parcels to purchase, with suggestions coming from municipalities across the county. ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax Talk: Deducting Educational Expenses
PetProductNews.comNovember 1, 2011

Tax law states that payments of up to $5250, received by an employee for tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc., under an employer's educational assistance program may be excluded from the employee's gross income. Educational assistance also includes ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Breaking Down the Nov. 8 Election in the Coachella Valley
KPSP Local 2November 7, 2011

... installation and maintenance of improvements and facilities for the implementation of the Museum Market Plaza Specific Plan, by enacting a City of Palm Springs 1% sales and use tax, for 25 years, subject to independent annual audits, be adopted? ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax Rules Allow an Array of Givers to Be More Generous
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

IF you, like most charitably inclined people, wish you could afford to give more, the good news is that you probably can, simply by taking advantage of the tax code's provisions that effectively make Uncle Sam your partner in giving. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Sovereign Citizen 'Governor' And 'Christian Princess' Convicted Of Tax Fraud
TPMMuckrakerNovember 4, 2011

... facing a maximum of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1.25 million and Monty Ervin is is facing 20 years and a $1 million fine. Both are set to be sentenced on Jan. 23. Sovereign Citizen ' Governor ' And ' Christian Princess ' Convicted Of Tax Fraud.more »

International Taxation
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Greenhouse-gas tax could inflate airfares
Tucson CitizenNovember 1, 2011

“This ill-conceived EU aviation tax scheme is a violation of international law.” The debate will play out over the next few months. A European court will decide whether the program should proceed. If successful, Europe could forge ahead despite ...more »

Tax Planning
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The clock is ticking
Business StandardNovember 5, 2011

With the fiscal year-end nearing, it is time to put your tax saving plan in place to avoid last-minute panic. Now that we are in the second half of the financial year, it's as good a time as any to begin one's tax planning. Most people approach their ...more »


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